New Visitor at iCourts - Cosette Creamer – University of Copenhagen

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22 August 2013

New Visitor at iCourts - Cosette Creamer

Cosette CreamerCosette Creamer is an American lawyer and a Ph.D. candidate from the Department of Government at Harvard University.

During her stay at iCourts, Cosette will complete chapters of her dissertation,  “Dilemmas of Delegation: Courts and States in International Politics,” which examines the political and legal maneuvering of international courts and member states over the exercise of a tribunal’s adjudicative authority. Her research while at iCourts will explain when and how international judicial bodies seek to expand or restrict their authority, specifically through their choice of standards of review as applied to national court or regulatory decisions.  Empirically, this research will focus on identifying the conditions under which more or less deference is accorded to national-level measures within three bodies: the World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the United Nations Human Rights Committee.

Aside from her dissertation, Cosette researches, teaches and publishes on human rights, international criminal law, international humanitarian law and comparative policing practices. She has worked previously at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia and the Sierra Leone Court Monitoring Program. Cosette holds a B.A. and an M.A. in international relations, both from the University of Chicago. She also holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School.